Yes, it sounds incredibly easy, but you would be surprised how many people do not know how to apply eye cream properly and end up with red, irritated or swollen skin. By taking the time to read a few simple steps, you can ensure that you protect the delicate skin in this area.
The first thing to do is clean your skin throughly before you even think about applying your cream. Use a cleanser suitable for your skin type and pat your face dry with a soft, clean towel.
How to apply eye cream – step by step:
- Put a very small dot of your chosen cream (or gel) on the tip of one of your ring fingers. Dot this fingertip against the fingertip of your ring finger on your other hand, so that the product is split between two fingers.
- Use one fingertip on each eye and apply the cream in tiny dots over the surrounding bone.
- Do not be tempted to put cream onto the orbital area, as this will simply increase the risk of getting cream into your eye, which could cause irritation or a nasty reaction.
- Pat each of the tiny dots you have applied over the orbital bone so that the cream absorbs into the skin. It will spread into the orbital area, so do not worry you have not covered enough of your skin.
- Never rub the fragile skin of this area. Stick to gentle pats, taking your time until all the product is absorbed. Rubbing this area will only result in redness, puffiness and a more tired appearance.
Where to Apply Eye Cream
Key Points to Remember About Applying Eye Cream are:
- Do not apply too much product. You will just be wasting your money and running the risk of getting the cream into your eye, which will not be pleasant!
- Do not apply the cream too close to your eye itself, or on your lashes.
- Do not rub. Treat your skin with a light touch and you will reap the benefits.
- Use a cream product if you have dry or mature skin. If you want a lighter product, go for a gel, which will provide an instant cooling sensation.
Top Tip: To avoid using too much of an expensive product and to avoid contaminating the contents with bacteria from your fingertips, use an orange stick or cocktail stick to take a tiny amount out of the pot. Transfer the product from the stick to your fingertip before applying. Dispose of the stick after use and use a fresh one each time. Your product will last much longer this way so you can treat yourself to a more luxurious anti aging product for the same average cost!
Most people think they already know everything they need to know about where and how to apply eye creams, but as with all skin care products there is definitely a right way and a wrong way of doing it. Once you get into the habit of doing it in the right way, you can look forward to a fresher, more youthful appearance!
There is a huge range of these treatment creams and gels on the market and they are extremely popular skin care products because if chosen and applied correctly, they can have a dramatic effect. The skin on this part of the face is much thinner than anywhere else, so it is common for the first signs of aging to appear here. Under eye circles, dark shadows and fine lines and wrinkles can be disguised behind dark glasses, but for the best results learn how to apply eye cream properly and make it a regular part of your skin care regime.